This has always crossed my mind. Most times I always seem to be 1-10 characters over the character limit. Which forces me to cut my tweet down with abbreviations. So I kept wondering why don’t they just make it 200 characters to make everyone happy. Well it’s a lot more complicated than I thought after I did some research.
When you limit text to 140 characters which is pretty short, it makes your dopamine system go crazy. This is ideally because the information coming is so small it doesn’t fully satisfy. Your dopamine system is basically what makes you want, need, desire, satisfy and search. It is your curiosity and what drives you to seek information. So limiting a tweet to 140 characters will just make you want more while indirectly getting you increasingly addicted to Twitter.[Feel Free To Follow Kuwaitiful on Twitter]